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Volume XVII, Number 136

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Lt-Gen Myint Swe of Ministry of Defence inspects Letpangon camp jetty of Twantay Canal, Seikkyikhanaungto People’s Hospital Y A N G O N , 29 Aug—Accompanied by Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Win Myint, Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence arrived at Letpangon camp of Twantay Canal in Seikkyi-khanaungto Township yesterday afternoon. At the briefing hall, Lt-Gen Myint Swe heard

reports on conditions of Letpangon camp at the bank of Twantay Canal, maintenance of the waterway, arrangements for expanding the waterway and progress of tasks presented by officials. Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspected the preparation for expanding the mouth of Twantay Canal on the bank of Letpangon Village. (See page 7)

Cement Plant (Kyaukse) forms part of drive for equitable development of all parts of the nation The government is working hard to improve all the infrastructures such as education, health care and transport for parallel development of all parts of the nation.

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The drive also covers Kyaukse District in Mandalay Division. As part of the drive, the Ministry of Industry-1 established an industrial zone, five miles east of Kyaukse, with the aim of

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Four political objectives * Stability of the State, community peace and tranquillity, prevalence of law and order * National reconsolidation * Emergence of a new enduring State Constitution * Building of a new modern developed nation in accord with the new State Constitution

Four economic objectives * Development of agriculture as the base and all-round development of other sectors of the economy as well * Proper evolution of the market-oriented economic system * Development of the economy inviting participation in terms of technical know-how and investments from sources inside the country and abroad * The initiative to shape the national economy must be kept in the hands of the State and the national peoples

Four social objectives * Uplift of the morale and morality of the entire nation * Uplift of national prestige and integrity and preservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage and national character * Uplift of dynamism of patriotic spirit * Uplift of health, fitness and education standards of the entire nation

Mandalay Division Peace Byline: Myint Maung Soe; and Development Photos: Myo Min Thein Council, our news crew from the Myanma Alin (Mayangon) dropped in Cement Plant (Kyaukse) on our tour of Tin Win, Assistant Plant Industries under the the industrial zone. Manager, said that the Ministry of Industry-1 In an interview, U Myanma Ceramics set up the plant to help satisfy the nation’s demand of cement, spur urbanization and creating job opportunities for local people. In front of the archway to Cement Plant (Kyaukse) is a stone plaque that says that the Head of State gave guidance on domestic production of cement necessary for nation-building projects till meeting the local demand; that in compliance with the guidance, the Ceramics Industries of the Ministry of Industry-1 in cooperation with experts made preparations for construction of a cement plant at the foot of Thandawmyat Cement Plant (Kyaukse). (See page 7) generating job opportunities in Kyaukse District. Now, the industrial zone manufactures cement and personal goods. Under the arrangements made by

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People’s Desire

PERSPECTIVES Sunday, 30 August, 2009

Actively participate in the drive for monitoring Influenza pandemic A meeting on International Scientific Symposium on Influenza Pandemic Response and Preparedness organized by the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China and WHO was held in Beijing, PRC on 21 and 22 August, attended by a Myanmar delegation. Ninety per cent of vaccine against New Influenza are produced in the developed countries only. And now, the patients are being tested for potency and effectiveness of the vaccine in six countries including developed ones. It is learnt that New Influenza vaccines are expected to be used in October 2009. As only developed countries are in a position to use more vaccines, developing countries will encounter difficulty in the use of vaccines sufficiently. Participating in discussions, the Myanmar delegation proposed to acquire more vaccines for the developing countries and stressed the need for international pharmaceutical companies to practice differential pricing so that the peoples of the developing countries can use more vaccines. In Myanmar, only 30 people fell victim to A (H1N1) virus up to date and 24 of whom, were discharged from hospitals as they had recovered from the illness. The remaining six patients are under medical attention. No one has died due to the virus. The government is taking systematic measures for monitoring the virus among the public and taking care of those infected. At such a time, it is incumbent upon the entire national people to actively take part in the drive with health awareness.

Headmaster U Kyaw Kyaw Mon, teachers and members of social organization view feeding of nutritious food to school children to mark School Health Week activities at Aung Yaza Hall of No. 1 Basic Education High School in Mandalay on 11 August, 2009.—NLM

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Oppose those relying on external elements, acting as stooges, holding negative views Oppose those trying to jeopardize stability of the State and progress of the nation Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy

Commander attends Shan State (East) MWVO Preliminary Conference 2009 NAY PYI TAW , 29 Aug—The Preliminary Conference (2009) of Shan State (East) Myanmar War Veterans Organization took place at the town hall of Kengtung on 21 August. It was attended by honorary patron of Shan State (East) MWVO Chairman of Shan State (East) Peace and Development Council Commander of Triangle Region Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Phyo, senior military officers, commandants of regiments

and units, departmental officials, chairmen and members of Shan State (East) and Township War Veterans Organizations, members of social organizations, townselders and guests. First, the commander gave an opening speech. Next, the cash donation ceremony followed, and the commander then received the cash donation from well-wishers and presented certificates of honour.—MNA

Commander-in-Chief (Air)’s Shield Boxing Championship concludes 29 Y ANGON , Aug—The final matches of the 17th Commanderin-Chief (Air)’s Shield Boxing Championship were held at the hall of Mingaladon Airbase yesterday evening. After the final matches, officials awarded winners in the respective weighing classes. On behalf of the Commander-in-Chief (Air), the commander of Mingaladon Airbase presented championship The Commander of Mingaladon Airbase presents championship shield to the winning shield to winning team after the final match of 17th Commanderteam. in-Chief (Air)'s Shield Boxing Championship.—MNA Also present on the occasion were senior Federation, Yangon Police Force and Yangon servicemen and family military officers, judges Command, Defence City Development members. of the Myanmar Boxing Services (Air), Myanmar Committee, MNA guests,

Golden Orchid Ltd distributes general air-conditioners YANGON , 29 Aug—Fujitsu General Ltd is distributing Air Stage VRF V-II air-conditioners in Myanmar. It introduced a new technology to those who will have air-conditioners installed in their houses and mechanical and electrical engineers today. Characteristics of new VRF V-II airconditioners are: they have high operation capacity; they are easy to be installed; they do not need much space in outdoor unit. VRF V-II air-conditioners can mostly be used in partitioned rooms, halls, supermarkets, hotels, hospitals and mini markets.

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Fujitsu General Ltd is also distributing airconditioners of wall mounted type, cassette type, universal type (floor and ceiling type), ceiling wall type, duet type, multi type and inverter type under a 3year guarantee. Compressors are available under a 2year guarantee. For detailed information, contact Golden Orchid Ltd, Nos 83-91 (Ground Floor), Bo Aung Kyaw Street, (Lower Block), Kyauktada Township, Yangon (Ph: 371906 and 706223). MNA


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UNASUR summit ends with commitment to peace BARILOCHE, 29 Aug — The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Extraordinary Summit ended here on Friday with a commitment to respect each other’s territorial integrity and strengthen peace in the region. Leaders from the 12 member states signed a declaration promising to “abstain from using threats or force against the territorial integrity of other states from the UNASUR.” They also agreed “to strengthen South America as a zone of peace” and they promised “to establish a mechanism of mutual trust regarding defence and security” in the region.

UNASUR also reaffirmed its commitment “to strengthen the fight and cooperation against terrorism and transnational organized crime and its related crimes,” including “the trafficking of small and light guns.” The declaration rejected “the presence or actions of armed groups outside the law,” without mentioning a specific group. The document also said that “the presence of foreign military forces cannot ... threaten the sovereignty and integrity of any South American nation and, in consequence, the peace and security of the region.” —Xinhua

Leaders of the members countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) pose for a group photo during the UNASUR Extraordinary Summit in Bariloche, Argentina, on 28 Aug, 2009.—XINHUA

August deadliest month for US in Afghanistan KABUL, 29 Aug — An American service member died on Friday when his vehicle struck a bomb in eastern Afghanistan, making August the deadliest month for US forces in the nearly eight-year war. The grim milestone comes as the top US commander prepares to sub-

Ten Indian states seriously affected by drought NEW DELHI, 29 Aug— Owing to poor monsoon in the country, India’s farm production in the Kharif (monsoon) season could fall by 15 to 20 percent as drought situation has been declared in 252 districts in ten states, said Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday. “Coming to the impact on the Kharif (monsoon) crop, exact quantum will be known only when the harvesting starts. But from the picture of sowing, one can easily estimate that there is likelihood of a shortfall to the extent of 15-20 percent,” he told reporters here on the sidelines of a seminar. “Drought is there, rainfall deficiency is to the extent of 26 percent. Presently, 252 districts in ten States have been declared affected by drought,” he said.—Xinhua

Packages of cocaine are displayed near Cartagena, port city in northern Colombia, on 28 Aug, 2009. Colombian Marines Corps captured 553 kilograms of cocaine here on Friday. XINHUA A brush fire is seen in the La Canada Flintridge area of Los Angeles on 28 August, 2009. INTERNET

LOS ANGELES, 29 Aug — The Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency in Los Angeles County on Friday as wildfires in four separate sites continue burning in the region. In announcing the order, Schwarzenegger said that the “circumstances of these fires, by reason of their magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single county, city and county, or city and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat.” Fire crews are battling two separate blazes in the Angeles National Forest in the Los Angeles County. More than 3,000 acres (1214 hectares) of land have been consumed and hundreds of homes under threat. A separate fire in Rancho Palos Verdes sent more than 1,000 people scurrying from the homes. Six homes were slightly damaged in the blaze, which broke out on Thursday evening.—Xinhua

GENEVA, 29 Aug — World Health Organization officials in Geneva, Switzerland, are advising countries in the Northern Hemisphere to prepare for a second wave of pandemic. The H1N1 pandemic virus is the dominant influenza strain in most parts of the world, even though it is seasonal flu season in the Southern Hemisphere. The level of influenza activity has passed the seasonal epidemic threshold in Japan, WHO officials said. In the Southern Hemisphere, most countries — such as Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia — appear to have passed their peak of influenza activity, WHO officials said on Friday. However, South Africa and Bolivia continue to experience high levels of influenza.—Internet

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allegations submitted after last week’s disputed presidential election — a sign of the deep challenges facing the US and its allies in shoring up a legitimate Afghan government capable of withstanding the Taleban insurgency, corruption and drug trafficking. Internet

Californian governor puts LA Suicide truck bomb kills eight people in Iraq County in emergency state BAGHDAD, 29 Aug — A due to burning wildfires suicide truck bomber at-

WHO: Prepare for second wave of H1N1 flu

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tacked a small police station in a remote village north of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least eight people, Iraqi authorities said.The bombing was the latest in a series of attacks against small villages in northern Iraq, indicating insurgents are targeting relatively unprotected areas as Iraqi security forces focus on tightening security in the cities. The Iraqi government is eager to demonstrate it can protect the population following the withdrawal of US combat troops from urban areas nearly two months ago. But a recent series of highprofile bombings that have killed hundreds in both major cities and remote areas has raised concerns Iraqi forces are not up to the task.The bomber who struck at about 8 am on Saturday was targeting a small police encampment in Hamad, a primarily Sunni village that lies between Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit and Mosul, which the US military considers to be the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq. Internet


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US stocks face dilemma in coming weeks NEW YORK, 29 Aug— Wall Street faces an interesting few weeks as commentators debate whether the recovery in the Dow Jones average this year is the start of a new bull market or heading for a fall. Since the beginning of March, when the Dow Jones average hit a multi-year-low at 6,547, the index has increased more than 50 percent. “To a certain degree, the market is perhaps sitting on the head of a pin. The market could easily be

moved one way or the other,” Theodore Weisberg, a stock trading veteran with Seaport Securities, told Xinhua earlier this week. The Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke claimed the economy was “on the verge of recovery” on last Friday. However, Nouriel Roubini, the New York University professor who predicted the financial crisis, said the chance of a double-dip recession was increasing because of risks related to the ending of glo-

bal monetary and fiscal stimulus programmes. According to Weisberg, “The obvious answer is perhaps Bernanke is correct, which is being evidenced by the continuous strength in the stock market. We know that the stock market is a leading indicator, not a trailing indicator. It tends to look ahead three, six or 12 months. The tape simply says, I think, that it is looking ahead at an improving US economy”. Xinhua

People visit China Agricultural Equipment Expo 2009 in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, on 27 Aug, 2009. The 3-day exposition opened on Thursday with participation of more than 300 companies and institutes all over China.—XINHUA

EU approves Lufthansa’s takeover of Austrian Airline BRUSSELS, 29 Aug— The European Commission (EC) on Friday approved the takeover of Austrian Airlines by Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Germany after Lufthansa promised a set of remedies to remove the EC’s competition concerns.

“This case shows that consolidation in the airline sector is possible with proper remedies to safeguard consumers’ interests,” EC Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said in a statement. The EC opened an indepth investigation of the

Macao’s unemployment rate remains stable at 3.7% M ACAO , 29 Aug— Macao’s unemployment rate for the period of May to July 2009 slightly went up by 0.1 percentage point to 3.7 percent, compared with the previous period of April to June, according

to the figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Gross labor force reached 332,700 in the period, with the number of the unemployed totaling 12,300, the DSEC figure Web site lists indicated. Among the unmost interesting employed, 11.4 percent were fresh labor force markets entrants searching for their MANHATTAN BEACH, 29 first jobs, up by two perAug—A travel Web site’s centage points over the list of the “World’s Most previous period.—Xinhua Interesting Markets” includes a West African market specializing in dead animals. The Fetish Market of Benin, which offers several kinds of dead animals believed to cure various ailments, was the top market on the list compiled by VirtualTourist.com, a Web site based in California. The No. 2 spot went to the Spice Market in Delhi, India, which has merchants selling exotic seasonings and edible silver. Internet

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proposed takeover on 1 July. The EC indicated then that the takeover, as originally presented, would have led to competition concerns on five routes, namely ViennaFrankfurt, Vienna-Munich, Vienna-Stuttgart, ViennaCologne and ViennaBrussels.—Xinhua

Brazil’s Vale to build new steel plant RIO DE JANEIRO, 29 Aug—Brazilian mining giant Vale, the country’s largest private company, announced on Friday the construction of a steel plant in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo. The plant, to be established in the town of Anchieta, about 70 km from the state’s capital Vitoria, is expected to start operation in 2014 and will be capable of producing five million tons of steel slabs per year. According to Vale, the plant, to trade under the name Companhia Siderurgica Ubu (CSU), will have a low environmental impact. It will take into account socioenvironmental conditions in Espirito Santo state and local features which are favorable for mining and metallurgy. Almost all the water used in the plant will be recycled and the dust dispersal in the air will be controlled. Xinhua

File picture shows Saudi security personnel near Riyadh. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a Saudi royal family member who heads the kingdom’s anti-terror fight, escaped little harmed from a suicide bomb attack in Jeddah, official news agency SPA said.—INTERNET

Regulators shut down banks in Calif, Md, Minn WASHINGTON, 29 Aug— Regulators on Friday shut down banks in California, Maryland and Minnesota, pushing to 84 the number of bank failures this year amid the soured economy and rising loan defaults. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp took over the three banks: Affinity Bank, based in Ventura, Calif, with about $1 billion in assets and $922 million Visitors view a Porsche SUV during the 5th Russia International Auto Show in Moscow, Russia, on 26 Aug, 2009. About 600 enterprises from 16 countries and regions attended the show, which opened here on Wednesday. XINHUA

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in deposits; Baltimorebased Bradford Bank, with $452 million in assets and $383 million in deposits; and Mainstreet Bank, based in Forest Lake, Minn, with assets of $459 million and deposits of $434 million. Pacific Western Bank, based in San Diego, agreed to assume the deposits and assets of Affinity Bank. In addition, the FDIC and Pacific Western agreed to share losses on about $934 million of the failed bank’s loans and other assets. Affinity Bank’s branches in San Francisco and San Mateo will reopen on Saturday as offices of Pacific Western Bank; the remaining branches will reopen Monday, the FDIC said. Internet


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Local citizens watch miniature sand table model of the Pujiang large residential community which starts construction, in Minghang District, east China’s Shanghai Municipality, on 26 Aug, 2009. The Pujiang residential community is set to encompass 27,000 sets of residential quarters on guarantee basis, together with 2 senior middle schools, 3 junior middle schools, 3 elementary schools and 8 kindergartens. —XINHUA

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Mexicans in US face increasing discrimination MEXICO CITY, 29 Aug— Mexicans living in the United States are facing increasingly aggressive discrimination despite legal entry, Foreign Ministry official Daniel Hernandez Joseph said on Friday. Hernandez said Mexicans, even those in the United States legally, were seen as the cause of increasing migrant crimes, and they were treated with greater hostility as the result of a general rejection of Mexicans, Hispanics and foreigners in the United States. Mexicans giving randomly made-up social security numbers in the

country were charged with identity theft, though what they did was clearly different from deliberately defrauding a citizen by stealing their data, Hernandez cited as an example. Authorities acted most aggressively in the southern states where immigration was rare until around 10 years ago, he added. “There are fewer Mexicans there than in big cities, but their cases are more difficult.” Mississippi state authorities have separated a woman from her child and put up this child for adoption, claiming that she

was an unfit mother because of poverty, illegal immigration and bad English. “We are appealing the case and will continue to fight this injustice,” Hernandez said. “We have not seen any other case like this.” The nearest Mexican consulate, in New Orleans, a port city of Louisiana, has issued the woman papers that allowed her to remain in the country while she fought to regain custody of her child, and the government was working with a regional NGO, the Southern Poverty Law Center, on the case, he said.—Xinhua

World IT Forum ends in Vietnam HANOI, 29 Aug— The fourth World Informa-tion Technology Forum (WITFOR 2009) ended here on Friday, calling for great cooperation among countries in information technology development, Vietnam News Agency reported. At the forum, delegates agreed that the

deve-lopment of information technology plays an important role in boosting the growth of the economy. It is the “infrastructure of the infrastructure” of each country’s economy and the global economy. Information technology has a deep impact on different aspects of the

Oil tanker sinks near Suez Canal, no casualties CAIRO, 29 Aug— A Panama-flagged oil tanker split in two before it sank near the Red Sea entrance to the Suez Canal on Friday, said a local newspaper on its website. The oil tanker was carrying 60 metric tons of fuel when it split for unknown reasons, said the newspaper. It said that all the 24 crew members were rescued unhurt, adding that the navigation in the Suez Canal was not affected. The tanker was on its way from Yemen to Suez for maintenance work and repairs. The accident caused an oil spill. Egyptian officials are trying to contain the oil spill, and the cause of the accident is being investigated.—Xinhua

Two dozen injured in ammonia leak at US plant

social life, and helps to bridge the gap among developed and developing countries, and between urban and rural areas, said the delegates. Speaking at the closing session, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong said countries need to enhance coopera-tion in the information and communication technology (ICT) and information exchanges. Hong urged countries to further cooperate and share knowledge on ICT development in order to develop an informatic society.—Xinhua 1234567890123456789012 1234567890123456789012 1234567890123456789012 1234567890123456789012 1234567890123456789012 1234567890123456789012

The photo shows the Tongan Naval vessel searches for survivors on 7 Aug,2009. XINHUA

Young wrestlers demand for their winnings from the organisers during a traditional wrestling competition at Bameta village on the outskirts of New Delhi on 28 Aug, 2009. Around 500 wrestlers from various traditional Indian wrestling centres called ‘Akhaara’ on Friday took part in the wrestling competition that offers prize money ranging from 10 to 51,000 Rupees (US$0.2 to 1050), depending on the category of competition and the quality of the wrestler. —XINHUA

Tonga ferry missing identified WELLINGTON, 29 Aug— Tongan police have released the names all but one of the 72 people presumed drowned in the Princess Ashika ferry disaster this month, New

SAN FRANCISCO, 29 Aug—Two dozen people were hurt due to an ammonia leak at a meat processing plant in South San Francisco on Friday morning, local media reported. The leak occurred at a building belonging to the company Columbus Salame, the San Francisco Chronicle said in a report on the newspaper’s website. Sixteen people were treated and released at the scene after being exposed to anhydrous ammonia, which is used as a refrigerant at the plant. Eight other people were taken to hospitals for observation. The leak appears to be accidental and has since been capped, the report said, citing authorities.—Xinhua

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Zealand media reported on Saturday. Most were Tongan, but foreigners among the dead include a Niuean with a New Zealand passport, two Germans, two French

people and a Briton, Radio New Zealand reported. Assistant police commander Itu Tupouniua said the authorities believe a Hungarian man may also have perished on the boat, however survivors had not positively identified him from pictures and officers are still investigating. Tonga’s government has not yet decided whether to seek help from other countries to retrieve the bodies from the wreck, which lies at a depth of 110 meters. Xinhua


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Workers put together decorative floats for China’s National Day parade at an open area near a sports centre in Beijing, on 27 August.—INTERNET

Indonesian ferry sinks, 21 missing JAKARTA, 29 Aug — A ferry carrying more than 100 people sank in Negara River in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia, on Friday night, with 21 people still missing at present. The Jakarta Post on Saturday quoted Sugiri, local chief of disaster management team, as saying that the accident happened at around 8 pm (1300 GMT) on Friday, and the search workers had rescued 110 passengers and found one dead. The search and rescue team continued looking for 21 missing people on Saturday, he said, “We are yet to have divers in the search.” According to local police chief Second Insp. Rizqi Maulana, it was estimated that 132 passengers overloaded the boat, which only have 45-passenger capacity. He added that the police had arrested the boat captain for investigation. Xinhua

“It was tense and everybody was working,” Conde said. “It got really professional really fast.” Conde is also the air traffic controllers’ top union official at the centre, which he said is responsible for guiding airplanes over 18.9 million square miles before handing them off to other controllers for landing approaches in the region.—Internet

Wounded CBS journalist at hospital in Afghanistan

MEXICO CITY, 29 Aug — Mexican scholars and government officials called for more use of clean energy at an environmental seminar on Friday. Nobel Prize winner Mario Molina said one way to resolve environmental crisis was to abandon the past development model and use more clean energy. The world could switch to clean energy sources at a cost of 1 to 3 percent of gross domestic product, and the cost of inaction would be far higher, Molina said. Adrian Fernandez Bremauntz, director of Mexico’s National Ecology Agency, said Mexico should build more efficient societies which used energy in a sustainable manner. Wind power was already producing competitive energy, he said, adding that and the relative cheaper price of fossil fuels was based on short-term calculations which did not include the price of environmental damage.—Xinhua

KABUL, 29 Aug — A CBS Radio News correspondent was being treated Saturday at Bagram Air Base after being seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan that also killed a U.S. service member, officials said. The US troop death made August the deadliest month of the nearly eight-year war for American forces. The intensified fighting has raised the risk to journalists embedded with the military. Cami McCormick was wounded on Friday when the Army vehicle in which she was riding struck a bomb. CBS could not confirm the extent of her injuries, and NATO officials declined to comment, citing privacy regulations. NATO spokesman Capt Jon Stock confirmed that a US service member died in the blast, bringing to 45 the number of American military personnel killed in August.—Internet

Residential property managers in broken and the estate was facing an outnorthern China have turned to butter in standing 60,000-yuan (8,800-dollar) intheir battle against burglars as a cheap stallation bill. alternative to repairing their broken sur“Using butter is the most economiveillance system. cal way,” the manager said. They smeared 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of butter on the gas pipelines that run outside the buildings on the Mingdemen estate in the city of Xi’an, making them too slippery to climb, Xinhua news agency said. “Natural gas pipelines are often used as ‘ladders’ by burglars and burglaries are rife here,” one Mingdemen manager Residential property managers in was quoted as saying. northern China have turned to butter About 1,200 of the 2,000 units are in their battle against burglars as a rented out, so it can be difficult to decheap alternative to repairing their termine who actually lives there and broken surveillance system. They “some bad guys may sneak in”, he smeared 100 kilograms (220 pounds) said. of butter on the gas pipelines that run All the surveillance cameras were outside the buildings on the Mingdemen estate in the city of Xi’an, making them too slippery to climb. In this undated photo released by The Australian National University a jacky winter bird sits on a branch, in Australia. Some species of Australian birds are shrinking and the trend will likely continue due to global warming, a scientist.

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Fremont when half the facility lost landline and radio communications, which prevented him from talking directly to planes he was guiding to Fresno and Visalia. Conde said he was reduced to relaying instructions from his mobile telephone to controllers stationed elsewhere, who in turn got in contact with Conde’s airplanes.

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SAN FRANCISCO, 29 Aug — Air traffic controllers in a major control centre in California were reduced to using personal mobile phones to guide dozens of airplanes when the communications system crashed for several minutes on Wednesday morning. Controller Scott Conde said he was in front of a radar screen at the socalled Oakland Centre in

Masked Conn official charged in fiancee attack A public official wearing a mask attacked his fiancee inside their Connecticut home four days before their wedding, throwing a blanket over her, hitting her with a baseball bat and running out the back door, police said. Keith Maynard, an Ansonia town alderman who has since resigned, was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Superior Court and released on $50,000 bail. He declined to comment to reporters as he left the hearing. Maynard has been charged with seconddegree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Baby boomers still getting high, agency says Baby boomers, now well into middle age, are still turning on to illegal drugs, doubling the rates of illicit drug use for the older generation, according to US government statistics released. The rates of people aged 50 to 59 who admit to using illicit drugs in the past year nearly doubled from 5.1 percent in 2002 to 9.4 percent in 2007 while rates among all other age groups are the same or decreasing, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported.

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Zhang Tingting, 52, pulls cars with her hair during a performance in Kaifeng, Henan Province. Zhang succeeded in pulling eight cars over 20 metres with her one-metre-long braid, local media reported.

Man spells out marriage proposal in Ohio field A wheat farm, large plastic letters and his dad’s small plane? Jason Kahle thought it had a ring to it. He took his 23year-old girlfriend, Aleasha Decker, up in the air 9 Aug under the guise of photographing some relatives’ houses in Kalida, about 60 miles southwest of Toledo in northwestern Ohio. As Kahle’s dad steered the plane, Decker looked out the window. She saw the question “Aleasha, marry me?” in 20foot sheet plastic letters on top of a harvested field. She turned to find Kahle holding out a ring. A wedding date has been set for June 5, 2010.


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Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspects expanding waterway at Twantay Canal at Letpangon village.—MNA

Lt-Gen Myint Swe of Ministry of Defence…

On arrival at Seikkyi-khanaungto, they were welcomed by Vice-Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Vice-Mayor Col Maung Pa and officials. Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspected the pontoon (from page1) He viewed maintenance of the bank at Letpangon jetty and the bank. At the briefing hall, the vice-mayor and the chairman of Township PDC reported on camp.

reconstruction of the new pontoon jetty. Lt-Gen Myint Swe attended to the needs. At Seikkyi-khanaungto People’s Hospital (25bed), he comforted the patients. He viewed the site for construction of the X-ray room and left necessary instructions.—MNA

Cement Plant (Kyaukse) forms part of drive for equitable development of all parts of the nation Byline: Myint Maung Soe;Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon) (from page 1)

the plant produced 8000

Mountain, five miles east bags or 400 tons of cement of Kyaukse for vast-scale a day; and that its production of cement; that workforce was 307. the project was launched

The product of the

on 20 January 2001 and plant mostly goes to Yeywa the cement plant was Project, bridge projects and opened on 27 January highway projects; and the 2003; and that the plant plant gives second priority can produce 500 tons of to projects for regional cement a day.

development.

We were then conducted

The Ministry of

around the Industry-1 designated the

plant to see production areas around the plant as process. We learnt that an industrial region and

Workers loading bags of cement onto a truck. then opened many other

steelware factory in

factories to create a

Kyaukse Township.

growing number of job

Now,

opportunities for local

government has opened

people.

a good number of

Those factories are

factories in Kyaukse

cement plant, firebrick

District, thereby creating

factory, plastic factory,

a large number of job

bicycle factory, sewing

opportunities for local

machine factory, shoe

residents and helping the

factory, vest factory and

people get household

candy factory.

products at fair prices.

The ministry also founded

The compound of Cement Plant (Kyaukse).

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disposable factory

and

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A&I Minister, Japanese FM hold discussions on promotion of bilateral relations, food sufficiency and cooperation in agriculture sector Fujisawa on 20 August, House of Councillor Mr Kazuya Shimba at the Myanmar Embassy at 10.30 am on 24 August, House of Councillor Mr Hideo Watanabe and Mr Shinpei Matsushita at New Otani Hotel at 11.30 am, and Mr Hideo Watanabe and Chairman of Nippon Foundation Mr Yohei Sasakawa at City Club at 6 pm. At 7.30 am on 26 August, the minister met House of Councillor Mr Tomomitsu Iwakura at New Otani Hotel and discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in development tasks. On 25 August morning, the minister received Chairman of OISCA Ms Yoshiko Nakano at New Otani Hotel. Chairman Mr Norihiko Kuno of Sanyu Consultant Group at 7 pm on 23 August, responsible persons of Sumitomo Corporation at the Myanmar Embassy on 24 August morning and Sanwa Company and Marubeni Corporation at New Otani Hotel on 25 August. The minister visited Kamakura and Fujizawa regions on 20 August and Tsukuba region on 21August and viewed irrigation system for growing paddy, cultivation of vegetables and packaging of agricultural produce. In Tsukuba, the minister visited the seed bank of National Institute of Agrobiological Science (NIAS) and generating of electricity through the solar system. On 24 August, the minister looked into supply of water to Yokohama, generating of electricity through Minister Maj-Gen Htay Oo views supplying water to farmlands in Tsukuba, Japan.—MNA the solar system, sales of agricultural produce at Wholesale Market in Tokyo Ota City. He also visited Tokyo on and discussed promotion of bilateral relations, food Arai and held discussions on technology cooperation 22 August and Nara on 23 August. After visiting preservation of ancient cultural heritages in these towns, the and implementation of projects in Myanmar. sufficiency and cooperation in agriculture sector. On 20 August, the minister met House of Coun- minister arrived back Myanmar on 26 August. The minister also met Japanese Deputy Minister MNA of Foreign Affairs Mr Mitoji Yabunaka on 20 August cillor Mr Ikuzo Sakurai in the letter’s constituency NAY PYI TAW, 29 Aug—A Myanmar delegation led by Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo paid a visit to Japan from 19 to 26 August at the invitation of the Japanese Government. On 25 August, the minister and party met Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Hirofumi Nakasone

NAY PYI TAW, 29 Aug—The second seminar on development of hydropower organized by the Ministry of Electric Power No. 1 continued for the second day at the Hydropower Development Training Centre (Paunglaung), here, today. Present at the seminar were Chairman of Seminar Organizing Committee Deputy Minister for Electric Power No. 1 U Myo Myint, heads and enterprises under the ministry and officials, resource persons, consultant engineers from Switzerland-based Coleco Power Engg Ltd and responsible persons from the respective

and Deputy Minister Mr Kenichiro Sasae on 25 August. On 25 August afternoon, Minister Maj-Gen Htay Oo held discussions on technology cooperation with Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fish and Meat Mr Shuji Yamada. In the evening, Minister MajGen Htay Oo met Vice-Chairman of JICA Mr Izumi

2nd seminar on development of hydropower continues

Deputy Minister U Myo Myint delivers speeches at second seminar on development of hydropower. — MNA hydropower generating resource persons from the eign associations read companies and guests. Ministry of Electric Power their papers and answered At the seminar, 15 No. 1 and local and for- the questions.

Talks on EASB, scholarships on 3 September YANGON, 28 Aug—East Asia Institute of Management (EASB) will organize the selection of scholarships for the students to obtain UK, Australian degree at Singapore UK Campus at the Traders Hotel on Sule Pagoda Road, here, on 3 September. From 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm on 3 September, facts about the East Asia Institute of Management and the schol-

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arships will be introduced to those present. From 6.30 pm to 7 pm, the personal interview with the educational evidences will be made for the scholarships. From 7 pm to 8.30 pm, the examinations for the scholarships and entrance to the institute will be held. Anyone may attend the talks on the UK, Australian degree and the examinations for scholarships.—NLM

Afterwards, the deputy minister gave concluding remarks and

posed for the documentary photo together with attendees.—MNA

Basic flower arrangement course on 14-21 September Y ANGON , 29 Aug—Myanmar Floriculturists Association will open the basic flower arrangement course No. 3/2009 from 1 pm to 3 pm during the period of 14 to 21 September at the hall of Pyidaungsu Ayeyeiknyein of the People’s Square and the People’s Park, here. A total of 50 trainees will be admitted to the course.

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The fee for the course is K 10,000. Those wishing to attend the course may dial 01-379361. The association will open the basic and advanced flower arrangements courses, the fruit curving course, the orchid cultivation course and the construction and maintenance of park soon. MNA


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Sitha Supporting Dam from PyinOoLwin providing enough drinking and irrigation water Article: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu) (from page 16)

Village in PyinOoLwin capacity is 1945-acre feet.

U Thet Naing District, Mandalay Divi- The area of the surface is said, "With the help of sion. With the earth dam 73 acres. The catchment

Sitha Dam alongside its control tower in PyinOoLwin Township, PyinOoLwin District. boosting cultivation. preserve and maintain the durability. Therefore, the onus is dam as well as its related

Translation: ST

upon the local people to facilities

Kyemon: 29-8-09

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their

Water flowing into Sitha Supporting Dam. Ingyi Creek, we have built on the tributary-1, a area is 2.75 square miles. easy flow of water into million gallons of water The annual flow of water the dam in all seasons. is being supplied to for is 1500-acre feet. It is In this region, national Yatanarpon daily. Sitha leant that the region has people are living in Dam is supplying ad- an average annual rainpeace and doing their tra- equate irrigation water to fall of 48.65 inches. ditional farm work. The 250 acres of farmlands. main crops are paddy, wheat and sunflower."

Sitha Dam is not

Sitha Supporting only supplying enough Dam is of earthen type in drinking water but also

Sitha Dam is built 915 feet in length and 95 contributing to the reon Sitha Creek near Sitha feet in height. Its storage gional greening and

Vice-Mayor visits tax-free markets YANGON, 29 Aug— Vice-Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Vice-Mayor Col Maung Pa this morning viewed sales of goods at the shops of Ministry of Industry-1, Myanmar Rice Dealers Association, Myanmar Edible Oil Dealers Association, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd, No. 2 Signals Battalion and other regiments and units, Livestock, Feedstuff and Dairy Enterprise and

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other shops at tax-free The vice-mayor markets in Dagon Myothit cordially conversed with (South), Dagon Myothit the buyers and gave (North), Thakayta and instructions to officials. Tamway townships. MNA

Sitha Supporting Dam providing water through concrete cannels and pipelines.

Talks on commercial tax held in Thanlyin YANGON, 29 Aug— Thanlyin Township Internal Revenue Department under the Ministry of Finance and Revenue held the

UMFCCI donates Business magazines to IPRD YANGON, 29 Aug— A ceremony to donate magazines and books to Information and Public Relations Department under the Ministry of Information was held at the library of Yangon

Western District on Pansodan street in Kyauktada Township on 26 August. On behalf of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers, Commerce and Industry, Librarian Daw

Nu Nu presented 3700 Business magazine published by the federation to Director (Production) U Aye Kyawe. Next, the director spoked words of thanks. MNA

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educative talks on tax and revenue to the restaurant owners of the township at the Township IRD on Kyaukkhauk Pagoda Road today. Assistant Director U Ko Ko of Yangon Division IRD and Chairman of Thankyin Township Peace and Development Council U Bo Tun gave speeches. Head of Township IRD U Shwe Moe gave educative talks on commercial tax and replied to the queries raised by the entrepreneurs.—MNA

MHA to organize talks on 3 September YANGON, 29 Aug— Organized by Myanmar Hotelier Association, a monthly talks will be held at Asia Plaza Hotel in Kyauktada Township here at 4 p.m. on 3 September. Dr Nay Zin Latt will give a topic on “Developing Your Knowledge Power” at the talks. Everyone may attend the talks. MNA


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Commander attends opening ceremony of th 17 Myanmar Cultural Performing Arts Competitions of Yangon Div YANGON, 29 Aug— The opening ceremony of the 17th Myanmar Cultural Performing Arts Competitions of Yangon Division was held at No. (2) Basic Education High School in Latha Township today, attended by Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council

Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Win Myint. It was attended by senior military officers, the secretary of Yangon Division PDC and members, chairmen of district/township PDCs, maestros, members of the panel of judges, contestants and guests.

Commander Maj-Gen Win Myint formally opened the competitions and delivered a speech. Next, the artistes entertained the audience with songs and dances, and the commander and officials presented a flower basket and cash rewards to the artistes. MNA

Magway gets fire fighting facilities NAY PYI TAW, 28 Aug— A ceremony to hand over five fire engines donated by Magway Division Peace and Development Council and extended building donated by townselders of

Magway was held at the township fire station No.2 in Aungchantha ward of Magway township on Magway Division, 20 August. Chairman of Magway Division PDC

Col Phone Maw Shwe attended the ceremony and handed over relevant documents of the fire engines and the building. The chairman then viewed the fire drill. MNA

Ministry of Industry-1 holds coord meeting NAY PYI TAW, 29 Aug—The Ministry of Industry-1 held the meeting to review the progress of tasks and coordination for the plans for 2009-2010 at its hall, here, yesterday morning, with an address by Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung. Officials of the

industrial crop farms and factory managers reported on their respective sector. The directorgeneral of Industrial Supervision and Inspection Department and Director-General U Win Myint of Directorate of Industries submitted reports on registration of industries in States and

Divisions, inspection of boilers and efforts for meeting the targets in 2009-2010 financial year. Minister U Aung Thaung and officials awarded the outstanding factories. The meeting ended with concluding remarks by the minister. MNA

China’s lottery sales hit 73.56 bln yuan BEIJING, 29 Aug— China’s lottery sales in the first seven months reached 73.56 billion yuan (10.77 billion U.S. dollars), up 21.2 percent or 12.89 billion yuan from the same period last year, according to the Ministry

of Finance. Of the total sales, 41.91 billion yuan went to social welfare lottery, up 6.35 billion yuan or 17.9 percent year on year. About 31.65 billion yuan went to sports lottery, up 6.54 billion yuan or

Industry-1 Minister U Aung Thaung presents a prize to a winning factory at Industrial Supervision and Inspection Department meeting.—MNA

12 killed, one missing in central China’s rainstorm

26.0 percent year on year. In July, sales of lottery reached 10.78 billion yuan, of which 6.22 billion yuan went to social welfare lottery and 4.57 billion yuan went to sports lottery. WUHAN, 29 Aug — Internet Twelve people were killed and one was missing in a rainstorm in Central China’s Hubei Province, provincial officials said Le Monde on Saturday. Saturday. “Sixty percent of the As of 4:30 p.m. deaths cover those who Saturday, the rainstorm, have underlying health which lasted for three days, problems,” Director- has ravaged 28 counties in general of the WHO the province, involving a Margaret Chan said, population of 391,900. adding that the remaining Ten out of the 12 dead 40 percent of the deaths were hit by thunders and are young adults in good lightnings. One people health, “who die of a vital missing was washed away fever in five to seven by the flood. days.” Sources with the “This is the most provincial civil affairs worrying fact. Up to 30 bureau said that about percent of people in 2,158 victims had been densely populated relocated so far. countries risked getting Nearly 3,118 out of infected,” Chan noted. 24,862 hectares of The WHO announced damaged crops were in a statement that the A/ completely destroyed. A H1N1 pandemic virus is total of 1,178 houses were now the dominant toppled by the rainstorm, influenza strain around the with another 5,784 world. damaged. Internet Internet

A/H1N1 flu spreads at “unbelievable” speed: WHO P ARIS, 29 Aug— A/H1N1 flu is spreading at an “unbelievable” speed, with “a very severe form of disease” attacking

the lungs of healthy young people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned in an interview published by French daily

The last torchbearer Lee Lai-shan, Hong Kong’s first ever Olympic gold medalist, lights the caldron during the 2009 East Asian Games torch relay in Hong Kong, south China, on 29 August, 2009. The torch relay was launched across Hong Kong for the 2009 East Asian Games (EAG) to celebrate the 100-day countdown on Saturday.

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Actor Jet Li arrives for the 13th Huabiao Awards ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, on 29 Aug, 2009. The Huabiao Awards, also the governmental film prize, is known as one of the three most important domestic awards for Chinese films. (Xinhua/Wang Fang)

Tropical Storm Jimena forms in Pacific Ocean MIAMI, 29 Aug—The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Jimena has formed in the Pacific south of Mexico. Jimena is expected to get stronger and could become a hurricane over the next day or two. Early Saturday, it had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph) and was moving west near 12 mph (19 kph). Jimena was centered about 250 miles (405 km) southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, and about 365 miles (585 km) south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico. Jimena is the 10th named storm of the Pacific hurricane season. Internet


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SPORTS Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna (L) tackles Manchester United’s Nani .—INTERNET MANCHESTER, 29 Aug—Manchester United roared back from a half-time deficit to record victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford. Andrey Arshavin capped a brilliant first half by putting Arsenal ahead and if Ben Foster had not denied Robin van Persie with a brilliant feet-first save, Arsenal would probably have won. Instead, Wayne Rooney won a penalty when he went down under Manuel Almunia’s challenge, and scored it himself before Abou Diaby turned Ryan Giggs’ free-kick into his own net to give the hosts their victory. Van Persie thought he had equalised deep into stoppage time but his effort was ruled out for an offside against William Gallas, and Arsene Wenger’s protest against the disallowed goal led to him being sent from the dug-out.—Internet

Gerrard’s late winner gets Liverpool back on track LONDON, 29 Aug—Liverpool got their spluttering campaign back on track as Steven Gerrard’s late goal sealed a dramatic 3-2 victory at 10-man Bolton on Saturday. Rafael Benitez’s team were trailing 2-1 when the game erupted in the 55th minute after Sean Davis was sent off for a second yellow card in an increasingly illtempered match. After Davis’s dismissal, Fernando Torres levelled for Liverpool, scoring his third goal in as many games by lashing the ball over Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen after it had been chested down by Dirk Kuyt. With their one-man advantage, Liverpool peppered the Bolton goal and Gerrard’s powerful volley from the edge of the area in the 83rd minute stole the points.—Internet

Liverpool’s Fernando Torres shoots to score against Bolton Wanderers. INTERNET

Chelsea sweep past Burnley to maintain perfect start LONDON, 29 Aug— Chelsea’s flying start to the season continued Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Burnley at Stamford Bridge to put them top of the Premier League. Nicolas Anelka opened the scoring just before halftime and goals early in the second half from Michael Ballack and Ashley Cole rewarded some slick play from Carlo Ancelotti’s team. Chelsea have won their opening four games of the season, carrying on their form at the back of last season under Guus

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Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Birmingham City LONDON,29 Aug—Aaron Lennon netted a last gasp winner as Tottenham Hotspur beat Birmingham City at White Hart Lane. Lennon kept Tottenham’s 100 per cent record intact with the winner deep into injury time against Birmingham. Peter Crouch opened the scoring in the 72nd minute only for Lee Bowyer to equalise just three minutes later. However, Lennon capitalised after a mistake from former Spurs defender Stephen Carr to snatch all three points with virtually the last kick of the match.—Internet

Tottenham Hotspur’s Peter Crouch (C) celebrates scoring the first goal against Birmingham City. INTERNET

Second black box recovered from Comoros plane crash MORONI, 29 Aug—Authorities say they have recovered the second of two black boxes from a Yemenia Airways flight that crashed into the Indian Ocean in June with 153 people aboard. Col. Ismael Daho in charge of the Comoran crisis unit set up to deal with the crash says the plane’s voice recorder was recovered Saturday. The data recorder was recovered on Friday. Red Cross co-ordinator Abdourhamane Bacari says teams will continue to work for another two weeks to try to bring up wreckage and look for more bodies and luggage. Around 37 bodies have been recovered so far. A teenage girl was the only survivor of Yemenia Flight 626, which was flying from Paris to Moroni via Yemen.—Internet Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal .—INTERNET Hiddink when they ended with five consecutive league wins. Tottenham Hotspur can join Chelsea on 12 points from four games later when

they host Birmingham City at White Hart Lane while champions Manchester United and Arsenal meet at Old Trafford in an early evening kick-off.—Internet

Peacekeeping civilians kidnapped in Darfur KHARTOUM, 29 Aug—Armed men seized two foreign civilians working for Darfur’s peacekeeping force on Saturday, the fourth kidnapping in the remote Sudanese region since March. “They were abducted by armed men from their residence in Zalingei. The incident took place in the early hours of this morning,” UNAMID spokesman Noureddine Mezni told Reuters. It was the first time international staff from the joint United Nations/African Union force had been abducted, he said. Menzi declined to give the names or nationalities of the man and woman who were kidnapped as their families had not yet been informed.—Internet

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A paraglider flying in the sky over a field area in Hexigten Qi of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 29, 2009. The 2009 China Hexigten Paragliding Field Open was held on the Galo Ustai Mountains in Hexigten on Saturday, which attracted 45 paragliders from countries and regions including China and the ROK.—INTERNET

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Nepalese suffering water shortage

Ministry of Information News and Periodicals Enterprise Invitation to Tender for procurement of paper, ink and printing materials 1. Sealed tenders are invited for procurement of the following paper and printing materials for News and Periodicals Enterprise. 1. Newsprint Paper (48.8 gsm) (30") 3000 Tons 2. Woodfree Paper (70 gsm) (500 Shts/Pkt)— (a) (31"x43") (Indonesia) 500 Pkts 750 Pkts (b) (161/2"x113/4") (A3 Size) (c) (81/4"x113/4") (A4 Size) 1500 Pkts 3. Web Offset Ink (a) Black 66,000 Kg (b) Magenta 1800 Kg (c) Cyan 1800 Kg (d) Yellow 1800 Kg 4. Sheetfed Offset Ink (Black) 4,500 Kg 5. P.S Negative Plates (a) 915x626x0.3mm 1,500 Shts (b) 889x586x0.3mm 6,000 Shts (c) 889x609x0.3 mm 3,000 Shts 6. Wipe On Aluminium Plate (745x635x0.24mm) 1,500 Shts 7. P.S Negative Developer 650 Litre 8. Coating A+B Set 450 Sets 9. Developing Lacquer 450 Litre 10. Ortho Film (Roll) (24"x200') 150 Rolls 11. Ortho Film (Sheet) (22"x32") (50 Sht/Box) 270 Boxes 12. Film Developer (10 Lit/Bot) 140 Bots 13. Film Fixer (5 Lit/Bot) 140 Bots 14. A3 Toner HP Laser Jet 5000N 100 Boxes 15. A3 Toner HP Laser Jet 5200N 60 Boxes 16. Rubber Blanket With T-Bar 890x625x1.95mm 100 Shts 17. Stencil Paper (48 Sht/Box) 450 Boxes 18. Duplicating Ink Tube 450 Boxes 19. Gum Arabic 600 Litre 20. Rubber Blanket (a) (765x780x1.95)mm 45 Shts (b) (675x645x1.95)mm 90 Shts 21. Imagesetter (Nay Pyi Taw) (a) Film (76.8 cmx61m) 70 Rolls (b) Developer 540 Litre (c) Fixer 540 Litre 22. (Imagesetter) Yangon (a) Film (61cmx60m) 70 Rolls (b) Developer 540 Litre (c) Fixer 540 Litre 23. Thermal Plate (889x609x0.30mm) 1500 Shts 24. Developer (Thermal Plate) 150 Litre 2. Tender will be closed at 16.30 hrs on 18-9-2009. 3. Tender documents and the detailed facts are available at the following address. Procurement Committee Ministry of Information Myanma Motion Picture Enterprise No. 28, Kokkine Yeiktha Street, Bahan Township Tel: 536029, 534574

Lighter, gas can cause car fire JOLIET, 29 Aug—Authorities in Illinois said a woman destroyed her car by trying to use a cigarette lighter to check the level of fuel in a gas can she was filling.Police said the 27-year-old woman was filling up a gas can in the passenger seat of her yellow 1970 Chevrolet 400 at a 7-11 gas station in Joliet at about 10:30 pm Tuesday, the Joliet Herald-News reported on Friday. “(She) then used a lighter to use as a light to observe how full the can was,” a police report of the incident said.The lighter caused the gas can to explode, engulfing the inside of the car in flames, and the woman quickly pushed the burning car away from the gas pump to prevent the fire from spreading. The woman was treated by paramedics for non-life threatening second-degree burns to her right wrist and right thigh. She was taken to Silver Cross Hospital. Internet

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KATHMANDU, 29 Aug— The effects of climate change on Nepal will mean more suffering for millions of people living in extreme poverty, an international aid agency said. Nepal already is experiencing poor harvests and water shortages in rural areas, an Oxfam report said. Millions of people are dependent on water flowing from the mountains and some streams have dried to a trickle, the report said. The report was released on Thursday in advance of a December summit in Copenhagen on the threat of climate change in the Himalayas, especially Nepal, which is emerging from nearly 10 years of civil conflict, the BBC reported on Friday. Internet

Malaysian authorities rescue 98 pangolins K UALA L UMPUR , 29 Aug—Malaysian authorities on Saturday said they have rescued nearly 100 pangolins and arrested a man attempting to smuggle the protected species, destined to be sold to restaurants and medicine shops. Officials from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks raided a house in northern Kedah state on Thursday and seized 98 of the animals, the department’s

enforcement chief Saharudin Anan told AFP. Three kilograms (6.5 pounds) of pangolin scales were also found in the house, he added. “We believe the animals were destined to be sold to Asian countries for their meat, as well as their scales to be used as traditional medicine,” Saharudin said. “The man, in his 40s and self-employed, will be charged in court for five different charges of illegal

possession of the totally protected species and he faces up to 23 years in jail and (a) fine if convicted,” the official added. Pangolins are indigenous to the jungle of Indonesia, parts of Malaysia and areas of southern Thailand, with its meat considered a delicacy in China.It is classified as a protected species under the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Internet

Australia oil rig spill ‘far bigger’ than thought SYDNEY, 29 Aug—A massive oil spill at a drilling rig off northwestern Australia is much worse than initially thought and is within kilometres (miles) of the shoreline, the Greens party said on Saturday. Greens Senator Rachel Siewert flew over the spill in a chartered plane on Friday and said its “devastating” size was being downplayed by the authorities. “The spill is far bigger than we have been told and closer to the coast than expected,” Siewert said. “From east to west it stretches 180 kilometres (112 miles) at a minimum. Urgent action is needed to stop the flow,” she added. Oil and gas began leaking from the West Atlas rig, about 250 kilometres off the Australian mainland early on Friday, forcing the evacuation of 69 workers. Internet

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This WWF picture shows a Malaysan pangolin (Manis javanica), also known as a scaly anteater. Pangolins are indigenous to the jungle of Indonesia, parts of Malaysia and areas of southern Thailand, with its meat considered a delicacy in China.—INTERNET


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China to launch Indonesia’s communications satellite

Splinters of ice peel off from the front of the Perito Moreno Glacier into the Lago Argentino, in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (Los Glaciares National Park), 80 km (50 miles) west of El Calafate city, in the Patagonian Province of Santa Cruz, in this on 25 March, 2007 file photo. Moving on from the risk of global warming, scientists are now looking for ways to pinpoint the areas set to be affected by climate change, to help countries plan everything from new crops to hydropower dams.—XINHUA

Scientists wonder about planet’s location NEWCASTLE, 29 Aug— British scientists are trying to determine why a Jupiter-style planet orbiting close to its sun has not spiraled into the star and burned up. Wasp-18b is so close to the star Wasp-18 that it completes its orbit in less than an Earthlength day, astrophysicists at Keele University in Staffordshire say. In an article in Nature, they say standard astro-nomical theories hold the planet should have a lifespan of less than a million years, while Wasp-18b is believed to be a billion

years old. Astronomers have a similar problem in our solar system. Phobos, one of the moons of Mars, has an orbit only 5,000 miles up that should, according to theory, have led to a fatal collision with the planet long ago. Coel Hellier of Keele said there could be reasons for the anomaly. Wasp-18 might have less energy than it appears or the planet may have been spiraling inward and is a recent arrival at its currently observed position. Internet

974 new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe STOCKHOLM, 29 Aug— A European health agency said Friday that 974 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, 308 were confirmed in Germany, 283 in Italy, 208 in Greece, 138 in Britain, 11 in Malta, ten in Switzerland, six in Czech Republic, three respectively in Denmark and Slovakia, two respectively in Austria and Estonia, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in its daily situation report. Nine new fatal cases reported from EU and EFTA countries, the report added. The total number of confirmed cases of the A/ H1N1 flu virus in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA)countries rose to 45,625, with 1,538 cases in Spain and 13,095 in Britain, 1,125 in France and 15,567 in Germany, the ECDC said.—Xinhua

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XICHANG, Sichuan, 29 Aug—China will soon send an Indonesian communications satellite into space on the back of Chinese-made Long March 3B rocket, a spokesperson for the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province said Saturday. All preparatory work is well underway and both the satellite and the rocket were in good condition, the spokesperson said. The Palapa D satellite, owned by Indosat, an Indonesian satellite communications company, will provide

Ankle test can help target artery disease C HAPEL H ILL , 29 Aug—A 15-minute test that measures blood flow through the ankle can help identify people with peripheral artery disease, researchers in North Carolina said. The test, called an ankle brachial index, could be helpful in screening people who have already had a stroke

or transient ischmic attack, the study by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, suggests.—Internet

satellite links and broadcasting services for Indonesia and other southeastern Asian nations.

Indosat ordered the Palapa D satellite from the French company Thales Alenia Space in 2007.—Xinhua

Robots may have a lighter touch LONDON, 29 Aug—Canadian researchers say a robot detected tumor tissue with a 35 percent lighter touch than that of humans. Researchers at the University of Western Ontario and Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics in London used cows’ livers containing small tumor-like blobs to test the ability of both robots and surgeons to feel or “palpate” for malignant tissue — usually stiffer than the surrounding tissue. The researchers found the robots’ accuracy scores for detecting tumors—depending on the robot control method used —were between 59 percent and 90 percent better than those of the surgeons. The robot is being developed to be small enough to be used in minimally invasive surgery, which minimizes tissue damage, infection risk, recovery time and costs, the researchers said. “Using robots to detect tumors is not only feasible, but results in reduced tissue trauma and increased tumor detection,” lead author Ana Luisa Trejos of Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics said in a statement.—Internet

A worker collects packages of H1N1 flu vaccines from a conveyer belt on the assembly line at a military pharmaceutical plant in Burgos, northern Spain, on 27 Aug, 2009. —XINHUA

US reports 33 more A/H1N1 flu deaths, 859 more hospitalizations in past week HOUSTON, 29 Aug—The A/H1N1 flu death toll in the United State has reached 555 with hospitalizations of 8,842, according to the latest statistics released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on Friday. The CDC said that 33 more deaths have been reported in the past week, a jump from the previous record of 522 released a week ago by the agency. Meanwhile, there have been 859 more patients of the new virus admitted to the hospitals in the past week, bringing the total number of the hospitalizations around the country to 8,842, compared with the previous record of 7,983. The newly-confirmed figures show that fewer patients had died in the past week compared to the previous week, while the number of patients admitted to the hospitals in the past week had nearly doubled that reported for previous week.—Xinhua

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Worldwide death toll of A/H1N1 flu rises over 2,100 GENEVA, 29 Aug— At least 2,185 people worldwide have died from the A/H1N1 influenza since the new virus was identified in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. All the six WHO regions have reported deaths from the pandemic, with the Americas reporting the largest death number of 1,876, the UN agency said in a latest update of the situation. In South-East Asia, 139 deaths were recorded, followed by Europe with at least 85 deaths. Deaths in the West Pacific, Africa and East Mediterranean stand at 64, 11 and 10 respectively. The total number of lab confirmed A/H1N1 flu cases reported worldwide is over 209,438, but this actually understates the real number of cases as countries are no longer required to test and report individual cases, the WHO said. Meanwhile, the WHO warned that the H1N1 pandemic virus “has rapidly established itself and is now the dominant influenza strain in most parts of the world.”—Xinhua


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Sneijder primed for Serie A Milan derby

SPORTS Barcelona beats Shakhtar 1-0 in Super Cup MONACO, 29 Aug—Barcelona substitute Pedro Rodriguez scored the only goal deep into extra time to lead the European Cup champions to a 1-0 victory over UEFA Cup winner Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine in the European Super Cup on Friday. Inter Milan’s Alberto Rodriguez pounced onto a pass from Lionel Messi Milito Diego (right) with five minutes of extra time remaining and prodded fights for the ball with the ball into the bottom corner of the goal.Barcelona Bari’s Andrea Ranocchia last won the Super Cup in 1997 and also in 1992, but during their Italian Serie lost in 2006 to UEFA Cup winner Sevilla. Coach Pep A match at San Siro Guardiola guided Barcelona to three titles last season, adding La Liga and Copa del Rey in Spain to the Stadium in Milan, on 23 August.—INTERNET Champions League crown.—Internet

Villarreal face Lazio, Everton take on Benfica in Europa League

ROME, 29 Aug—Wesley Sneijder could make his Inter Milan this weekend in the Milan derby against fierce rivals AC Milan. Sneijder has completed a 15million-euro switch from Real Madrid and will go straight into the first team reckoning as the cham-pions look to bounce back from their opening home draw against Serie A new-boys Bari. The 25-year-old Dutchman insists he is not taking a step down in his career despite being practically forced out of Madrid by the Real hierarchy.”I don’t feel like it’s a defeat leaving Madrid as Inter are one of the biggest clubs in the world and have been champions of Italy for the last four years,” he told a Dutch newspaper.—Internet

M ONACO , 29 Aug—The clash between Spanish side Villarreal and Italian giants Lazio will be one of the highlights of the Europa League group stage after the draw made here on Friday.Spanish clubs taking on Italians was a theme of the Champions League draw on Villarreal’s Marcos Senna (right) fights for the ball with Thursday night and it continued Friday with Villarreal meeting Lazio in a Group G which Genova’s Omar Milanetto also includes Bulgaria’s Levski Sofia and during their “Trofeo CeraTen female mica” at Madrigal stadium in Austrian outfit Salzburg. Cubans to attend Another Spanish side Valencia were drawn Villarreal. The clash between in Group B with France’s Lille, Czech chess tournament Spanish side Villarreal and in Colombia Italian giants Lazio will be one champions Slavia Prague and Italian side HAVANA, 29 Aug—Cuba of the highlights of the Europa Genoa.Valencia have come back from the brink League group stage after the of bankruptcy last season and are among the will send 10 female chess favourites in a competition they won three times players at the women’s draw made on Friday. - 1962, 1963 and 2004.—Internet Continental Tournament to INTERNET be held in Cali, Colombia from 1 to 7 Sept, the American Federation of Chess reported on Friday. Matitza Arribas, nine times national champion and Great Master (GM) leads the Cuban delegation, also formed by Sulennis Pina, Yaniet Marrero, Viviana Ramon and Zirka Frometa. Celtic’s manager The other contenders will be Tony Mowbray Lisandra Ordaz, Oleinis Mowbray backs Linares, Roquelina Fandillo, Celtic to bounce Lisandra Llaudy and Zenia back from Euro Corrales.—Xinhua

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Real Madrid players are seen participating in a training session in Madrid, on 26 August.—INTERNET

Real fans wait for stars to take Spanish League stage MADRID, 29 Aug—Real Madrid fans are tingling with excitement at the prospect of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and company strut their stuff as their new-look ‘Galactico’ team host Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday in the curtain-raiser to the 2009/10 Spanish league season. It has been an unforgettable summer with Real splashing around 250 million euros to build a starstudded team and there are likely to be a number of debutants against Depor with Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso, Karim Benzema, Raul Albiol all expected to start.—Internet

Euro soccer clubs get deadline to curb spending MONACO, 29 Aug—Europe’s top soccer clubs will be barred from the Champions League if they don’t curb their spending. A UEFA strategy council on Friday approved a 2012 deadline for clubs to balance their books if they want to play in the world’s most lucrative club competition. The European soccer governing body believes spiraling inflation of transfer fees and players’ wages can’t be sustained. Internet UEFA President Michel Platini delivers his speech next to the cup during the Europa League draw in Monaco, on 28 Aug, 2009. INTERNET

Rain disrupts New Haven semi-finals

G LASGOW , 29 Aug— NEW HAVEN, 29 Aug—Persistent rain Celtic manager Tony had organizers scrambling to reschedule Mowbray wants his Friday’s men’s and women’s semi-finals players to use the pain of their Champions League exit against Arsenal to spark a charge for the Scottish Premier League title.Mowbray’s side crashed out of Europe’s top club competition in The Pilot Pen hardcourt tennis the final qualifying round on Wednesday as Arsenal tournament’s first semi-final between women’s third seed Flavia cruised to a 5-1 aggregate Pennetta(L) and second seed and victory over the Glasgow defending champion Caroline outfit. Wozniacki(R).— INTERNET Internet

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at the Pilot Pen hardcourt tennis tournament, last tune-up for next week’s US Open.The first semi-final between women’s third seed Flavia Pennetta and second seed and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki was pushed back from noon to 4:30 pm (20:30 GMT) at the earliest. Organizers still hoped to get enough of a break in the weather to play all four scheduled matches on Friday night. Doubles matches were moved indoors.Both the men’s and women’s finals were slated for Saturday, to give players a day off on Sunday before the start of the US Open on Monday. Internet


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In this picture released in October 2008, a model of the Chandrayaan-1 mooncraft is seen on display in India. India’s first moon mission, launched amid much fanfare last year, has come to an abrupt end after the country’s lunar craft lost contact with its controllers, the national space agency said.—INTERNET

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LONDON, 29 Aug—All communication links with the only Indian satellite orbiting the Moon have been lost, India’s space agency says. Radio contact with the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was lost abruptly early on Saturday, said India’s Bangalore-based Space Research Organization (ISRO). The unmanned craft was launched last October in what was billed as a two-year mission of exploration.The launch was regarded as a major step for India as it seeks to keep pace with other space-faring nations in Asia. Following its launch from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, it was hoped the robotic probe would orbit the Moon, compile a 3-D atlas of the lunar surface and map the distribution of elements and minerals.—Internet

Sunday, 30 August View on today 7:00 am 1. rif;uGef;q&mawmf bk&m;BuD;\ y&dwfw&m;awmf 7:15 am 2. atmifawmfrl (apmrif;aemif? pdik ;f ñdKrif;? aw;a&;Adv k u f av;wifah tmif) 7:25 am 3. To be Healthy Exercise 7:30 am 4. Morning News 7:40 am 5. Nice & Sweet Song 7:50 am 6. ,Ofaus;vdrm® (38)jzmr*Fvm 8:00 am 7. r'ef;a&avSmifwrH 8:10 am 8. ta&;NydKifyGJ 8:20 am 9. Musical Programme

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Signature Tune Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights Yangon Expo 2009 National Dance “Traditional Dance of National Races (Kachin)” Smogless Sky, Enchanting Smile “Popa” Song “Let me Inivite you!” Biological Expedition to Hponkan Razi Region(II) (Upper Shangaung-Awadam) Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights

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Signature Tune Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights Myanmar’s Ancient City Bagan Yangon Expo 2009 National Dance “Traditional Dance of National Races (Kachin)” Smogless Sky, Enchanting Smile “Popa” Song “Let me Inivite you!” Biological Expedition to Hponkan Razi Region(II) (Upper Shangaung-Awadam) Myanmar Modern Song “Saying with the Eyes!” Silk-ware from Amarapura Myanmar Footwear “Ponedaw” Famed in Successive Eras Cow Decoration Items Song “We gotta Try Today” Sightseeing Around Taunggyi, Inaly (Part-I) Song of Myanma Beauty & Scenic Sights Website: www.mrtv3.net.mm

2:50 pm 9. International News 4:00 pm 1. Martial Song 4:10 pm 2. Dance of National Races 4:20 pm 3. tuNydKifyGJ 4:30 pm 4. Musical Programme 4:45 pm 5. ta0;oifwuúov k d yf nma&; ½kyfjrifoHMum;oifcef;pm 'kwd,ESpf ("mwkaA' txl;jyK) ("gwkaA') 5:00 pm 6. Songs to Uphold National Spirit 5:10 pm 7. 2009ckEpS ?f (17)Burd af jrmuf jrefrmh½;dk &m,Ofaus;rI tqk?d tu? ta&;? twD;NydKifyGJ? NyKd iyf 0JG ifrsm;avhvmEkid fMu&ef (umvay:aw;ESifhacwf a[mif;aw;) (0goem&Sif (yxrwef;) tqifh) (trsdK;orD;) 5:25 pm 8. Sing & Enjoy 6:00 pm 9. Evening News 6:15 pm 10. Weather Report

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WEATHER Saturday, 29thAugust, 2009 Summary of observations recorded at 09:30 hr MST: During the past 24 hours, weather has been partly cloudy in lower Sagaing and Magway Divisions, rain or thundershowers have been widespread in Taninthayi Division, fairly widespread in Kachin, Mon States and Yangon Division, scattered in Chin, Shan States, Mandalay and Bago Divisions and isolated in the remaining areas with isolated heavyfall in Taninthayi Division. The noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded were Nay Pyi Taw (Yezin) and Nay Pyi Taw (Lewe) (0.04) inch each, and Nay Pyi Taw (Pyinmana) (0.12) inch each, Kawthoung (4.81) inches, Bago (2.63) inches, Machanbaw and Dawei (2.05)inches each. Maximum temperature on 28-8-2009 was 90°F. Minimum temperature on 29-8-2009 was 67°F. Relative humidity at (09:30) hours MST on 29-8-2009 was 96%. Total sun shine hours on 28-8-2009 was (6.4) hours approx. Rainfall on 29-8-2009 was (0.36)inch at Mingaladon, (0.44) inch at Kaba-Aye and (0.24) inch Central Yangon. Total rainfall since 1-1-2009 was (84.49) inches at Mingaladon, (95.75) inches at Kaba-Aye and (99.06) inches at Central Yangon. Maximum wind speed at Yangon (Kaba-Aye) was (6) mph from Southwest at (16:30) hours MST on 28-8-2009. Bay inference: Monsoon is weak to moderate in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. Forecast valid until evening of 30 August 2009: Rain or thundershowers will be isolated in Kayah State, lower Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway Divisions, scattered in Shan, Chin, Kayin, Mon, Rakhine States and upper Sagaing Division and fairly widespread in the remaining States and Divisions. Degree of certainty is (80%). State of the sea: Seas will be moderate in Myanmar waters. Outlook for subsequent two days: Weak to moderate monsoon. Forecast for Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring area for 30-8-2009: Isolated rain or thundershowers. Degree of certainty is (80%). Forecast for Yangon and neighbouring area for 30-8-2009: Isolated rain or thundershowers. Degree of certainty is (80%). Forecast for Mandalay and neighbouring area for 30-8-2009: Isolated rain or thundershowers. Degree of certainty is (80%).

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★ Only with stability and peace will the nation develop ★ Only with stability and peace will democratization process be successful ★ Anarchy begets anarchy, not democracy ★ Riots beget riots, not democracy ★ Democracy can be introduced only through constitution

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We favour peace and stability We favour development We oppose unrest and violence Wipe out those inciting unrest and violence

■ VOA, BBC - sowing hatred among the people ■ RFA, DVB - generating public outrage ■ Do not allow ourselves to be swayed ■ By broadcasts designed to cause troubles

Sitha Supporting Dam from PyinOoLwin providing enough drinking and irrigation water Article: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu) Myanmar is implementing small- and mediumscale dam projects that do not take much time to complete for boosting cultivation and regional greening. Not only that, drinking water supply tasks are also being carried out in some regions. Sitha Dam that has been built in PyinOoLwin District is providing 1.8 million gallons for factories and training schools a day in the district. To supply drinking water for Yatanarpon new town, Sitha Supporting Dam has been opened on the tributary-1 of Sitha Creek, 3000 feet up from Sitha Dam.

We, the news team, left Nay Pyi Taw for Mandalay by train to collect facts and data about Sitha Dam. Then we continued our trip to PyinOoLwin under the arrangement of Construction-2 camp (Natyegan Camp) of Mandalay Irrigation Department. Near PyinOoLwin Ani Camp, we interviewed U Thet Naing and U Zaw Min Tun of the project about the dam. At that time, the weather was cool and the surrounding areas of the dam were lush and green. (See page 9)

One more found infected with New Influenza A (H1N1) Number of patients with the virus reaches 30 NAY PYI TAW, 29 Aug—A 44-year-old man was transferred to Insein General Hospital through township Health Department on 28 August. Serum of the patient was examined at the National Health Laboratory and found to be New Influenza A (H1N1) positive. Five family members who came into contact with the patient are kept under home quarantine. The number of the patient with the virus has reached 30 in Myanmar and 24 out of whom were discharged from the hospitals as they had fully recovered from their illness. The remaining six are being given special treatment by specialists and they are not in critical conditions. National Health Laboratory detected 211 flu-suspected persons and 30 were found to have been infected with the virus. MNA

Noteworthy amounts of rainfall Nay Pyi Taw (Yezin) Nay Pyi Taw(Lewe) Nay Pyi Taw (Pyinmana) Kawthoung Bago Machanbaw Dawei

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